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More than a parting prayer : lessons in care-giving for the dying / William H. Griffith.

By: Griffith, William H.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Valley Forge, Pa. : Judson Press, 2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvii, 157 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0817014802 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Church work with the terminally ill | Death -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Terminal care -- Religious aspects -- ChristianityDDC classification: 259/.4175 Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
From restlessness to peace -- The mysterious power of hope -- Confession cleans the slate -- Learning to see the heart -- Respecting the hearing of the dying -- Taking a child's seriously -- Faith-based denial -- Faith traditions that care -- Faith, unanswered prayer, and God's will -- When God appears to someone -- A spiritually disturbed Christian -- Emotional and spiritual pain levels -- The fear of grieving alone -- Honor the care receiver's faith -- Forgiveness minimizes the regrets -- When feelings undermine faith -- Caring for the dying agnostic -- The vertical and horizontal relationships are important -- Helping a grieving family -- Moving from doubt to faith -- The fear of God's rejection too -- From agitation to confession -- When the one dying is a personal friend -- Comfort is not always explainable -- A child, a ventilator, and a choice -- Wounded caregivers need a caregiver -- When clergy fear being caregivers -- Practicing what we preach -- For reflection.
Review: "Even professional caregivers can find it difficult to know what to say and do among persons who are dying. With the sensitivity of a shepherd who cares deeply for his sheep - and bolstered by the wisdom of experience and a faith that proclaims hope - William Griffith offers unique insights into ministry among the dying."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-157).

1. From restlessness to peace -- 2. The mysterious power of hope -- 3. Confession cleans the slate -- 4. Learning to see the heart -- 5. Respecting the hearing of the dying -- 6. Taking a child's seriously -- 7. Faith-based denial -- 8. Faith traditions that care -- 9. Faith, unanswered prayer, and God's will -- 10. When God appears to someone -- 11. A spiritually disturbed Christian -- 12. Emotional and spiritual pain levels -- 13. The fear of grieving alone -- 14. Honor the care receiver's faith -- 15. Forgiveness minimizes the regrets -- 16. When feelings undermine faith -- 17. Caring for the dying agnostic -- 18. The vertical and horizontal relationships are important -- 19. Helping a grieving family -- 20. Moving from doubt to faith -- 21. The fear of God's rejection too -- 22. From agitation to confession -- 23. When the one dying is a personal friend -- 24. Comfort is not always explainable -- 25. A child, a ventilator, and a choice -- 26. Wounded caregivers need a caregiver -- 27. When clergy fear being caregivers -- 28. Practicing what we preach -- App. For reflection.

"Even professional caregivers can find it difficult to know what to say and do among persons who are dying. With the sensitivity of a shepherd who cares deeply for his sheep - and bolstered by the wisdom of experience and a faith that proclaims hope - William Griffith offers unique insights into ministry among the dying."--BOOK JACKET.

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